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Italian Greetings

Italian Greetings There are many Italian greetings which can be used but they vary depending upon the time of day and who you are greeting.  For example, a greeting used when entering or leaving a store is different from how you may say hello to a friend or to someone in a very formal situation. […]

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A glass of wine a day………

A glass of wine a day………  Good news for wine lovers!  If you like wine, here are some more reasons to lift your glass and toast! As this video explains, a nightly glass of wine definitely supports a healthy lifestyle.  Drinking wine in moderation has an abundance of positive effects on the mind and body. […]

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How to tell if wine is bad

How to tell if wine is bad Obviously the easiest way to tell if wine has gone bad is to taste it.  You will immediately know. This taste test is offered in restaurants but what if you are in a wine shop and you can’t taste the wine? This video shows some quick tips on […]

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Feast Day of San Giovanni

Feast Day of San Giovanni June 24th marks the day of the annual celebration of Florence’s Patron, San Giovanni.   This public holiday in Florence is filled with a series of spectacular events throughout the day to honor the city’s heavenly protector.  St. John the Baptist, to whom Florence’s baptistry is dedicated, is also the […]

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Italian traits

Italian traits  Italian Culture can be very different from English speaking cultures.  This video lists 5 Italian traits and explains how they are different from English speaking cultures.  The Italian traits covered in this video include directness, rule bending spontaneity, liberal and family bonds.  Video from youtube  

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Easter eggs of Italy

Easter eggs of Italy Chocolate Easter eggs are an important part of celebrating Easter in Italy.  Perugina best known for Baci, the famous kiss, produces millions of chocolate eggs that are sent all over the world.  This video shows a look at their factory and and the surprise gifts the eggs contain. Some eggs produced […]

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Italian expressions

Italian expressions Italian expressions related to food are covered in this video. Here are 5 expressions in Italian, their English translations and explanation of how they are used in Italian.  Video courtesy of TheZpan

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Hollywood honors Gina Lollobrigida

Hollywood honors Gina Lollobrigida Italian star Gina Lollobrigida was honored by Hollywood and received a star on Hollywood’s walk of fame.  Gina Lollobrigida, 90 years old, has appeared in about 60 movies and celebrated a half of a century as one of the world’s most iconic leading ladies.    Video courtesy of AFP News […]

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20 Italian FALSE FRIENDS not to be trusted..

20 Italian FALSE FRIENDS not to be trusted.. There are many words in languages that may look or sound similar to a word in a different language.  This causes confusion because one might think they know the meaning but it is quite different in the other language. Do you know the real meaning of the […]

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$1.00 homes in Ollolai for Sale

$1.00 homes in Ollolai for Sale Ollolai, located in the mountain region of Barbagia in Sardinia is selling homes for $1.00 to lure residents to the town.  There is a catch……The buyers must agree to restore the poorly conditioned homes within 3 years but the likely cost is only $25,000.  The deadline for applications is […]

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